Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Hungarian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442320840
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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Hungarian is spoken in Hungary and by the Hungarian minorities in 7 neighboring countries. The Hungarian name for the language is Magyar. Pimsleur's Hungarian teaches the "standard" Hungarian, which is based on the North-Eastern dialect spoken throughout Hungary.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Hungarian Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.


Reading Lessons begin in Unit 11 are also combined at the end to provide you with an introduction to reading the Hungarian alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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PimsleurHungarian, Comprehensive
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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  • It works (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (11)
  • Fun (9)
  • Perfects accent (9)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (9)
  • Travel (9)
  • Family background/heritage (7)
  • Fun (5)
  • Business/work (4)
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    • Traveler (9), Business person (4), Student (3)

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4.0

Helpful Hungarian Lessons!

By Pete and Kristina

from Oakland, CA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    Good content in the lessons, especially 6-30. The reading lessons were helpful

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredible. Simply incredible.

    By Kailyn Soros

    from Silppery Rock, PA

    About Me Has Adhd, Student, Young Adult

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Very Little Stress

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exciting
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • New Sense Of Self
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Hungarian, Comprehensive:

      I was ecstatic to purchase and begin utilizing the Hungarian Pimsleur product and was going into the process of learning the language with an open heart and mind with great eagerness; that being said, I was thoroughly impressed by how well the method actually worked. After working on one unit for three of four days, I was able to see results almost instantly and with hardly any extra effort needed. Because of Pimsleur, the Hungarian language is no longer simply an interest, it has become a passion.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I only wish that they came out with more lessons for Hungarian as opposed to the one that they have now. I'm ready to keep moving forward.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Simple, intuitive format

      By Angel

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Family background/Heritage
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I work with my Pimsleur course while driving to and form work. I listen, repeat, make statements and answer questions. It is simple, easy, and exactly the way I want to learn a language.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great product, just a few suggestions...

        By music4ever1981

        from Norwich, CT

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Portable

        Cons

        • No writing component
        • Too Fast

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement

        Comments about Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        Hi, my name is Glenn, and I use the Hungarian course every day and I repeat each Unit for a week (7 times total). I think overall it's a great product and I love learning new things. I think it's very simple and easy to use, and although it's memory based repetition, for me, it works. With that said, I do have a few suggestions: 1. Please make sure that words are properly pronounced in the foreign language...for example, in Hungarian an "S" is an "sh" sound, not an "S" as in English. It's pretty bad when the "Teacher" is saying "Budapest" which is the capital of Hungary as it sounds like in English, when in reality it should sound like "Budapesht." 2. I realize the pupil is supposed to repeat the "native speakers," but after the pupil learns the word or phrase, why repeat the native speakers? Why not say it BEFORE the native speakers? That way, the person learning knows he or she REALLY knows and UNDERSTANDS the word or phrase. Repeating things after the person has had a chance to learn it can cause the person to not really learn it for themselves, but instead just copy what the native speaker says. If this was the real world, you wouldn't always have the luxury of a translator...or a phrase book. So, please, add more time before the native speaker speaks up. I either have to pause the lesson or say the phrase very fast and barely get it out before the native speaker speaks up. 3. I realize there is different dialects, but when learning a new language, different dialects can throw a person off - dialects should be the same...Each word should sound EXACTLY the same with every native speaker in the Units. Dialects can be learned later once fundamentals are established. 4. Please make sure the correct term or word that is to be learned is the CORRECT way of saying something the first time it's said...for example...in Unit 1 the teacher says to say "English" you say "Angolul." So, you learn that, but then he throws a curveball...to say "English" it,s "Angol" and "in English" is "Angolul." So now the person has to relearn the word / phrase, and that can get irritating and confusing. And it can make the student think, "Gee, if the teacher got that word or phrase wrong the first time, how can I trust the teacher (or this program) to get other things right the first time?" So far, that's all I've noticed. Other than that, great product and I highly recommend it. I would TOTALLY get more levels of the Hungarian language if you ever came out with them! I think Hungarian is a beautiful, strong, and unique language! Thank you for making a wonderful product!
        Sincerely, Glenn

         
        4.0

        VERY GOOD PROGRAM.

        By CESAR BRAZUCA

        from NEWARK, NJ

        About Me Motivated, Student, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Completely Satisfied
        • Easy to use
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practical
          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          From the first lesson I felt this program is serious and professional. Made by people who understand the needs of those who want to learn a "second language".
          For this reason I gave a friend a English course as a gift!!Congratulations!

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